Want to write fiction but need help improving your talent? The Waukegan Public Library has the how-to books you or your children need to learn more about writing.
Creative Writing Resources at the Waukegan Public Library
Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction by John Casey
Breathing Life into Your Characters by Rachel Ballon
The Everything Guide to Writing Your First Novel by Hallie Ephron
How Not to Get Published by Claire Gillman
Fiction Writer’s Workshop by Josip Novakovich
45 Master Characters: Mythic Models for Creating Original Characters by Victoria Schmidt
The Secret Miracle : The Novelist’s Handbook Edited by Daniel Alarcon
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
Write a Novel and Get It Published by Nigel Watts
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randall Scott Ingermanson
Write Your Book Now! by Gene Perret
If you need additional resources then check out our LINKin catalog. Items are ordered from our partner libraries and take about a week to arrive. You pick up your items and return them here at the Waukegan Public Library.
A Subject search for Fiction Authorship brings up 238 records for you.
A Subject search for Fiction Technique bring up 225 records for you.
Publish Your Book by Patricia Fry
Writer’s Market published by Writer’s Digest
Writing Resources for Children at WPL
Adventure Stories by Ruth Thompson
Be a Creative Writer by Tish Farrell
Fiction by Dan Elish
40 Writing Prompts with Graphic Oranizers by Stefan Czarnecki
How to Write a Fairy Tale by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth
How to Write a Fractured Fairy Tale by Nelson Yomtov
How to Write a Mystery by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth
How to Write a Play by Cecilia Minden and Kate Roth
How to Write a Poem by Cecilia Minden
Just Write by Walter Dean Myers
Picture Yourself Writing Drama: Using Photos to Inspire Writing by Barbara A. Tyler
Picture Yourself Writing Fiction: Using Photos to Inspire Writing by Sheila Griffin Llanas
Picture Yourself Writing Poetry: Using Photos to Inspire Writing by Laura Purdie Salas
Rip the Page! Adventures in Creative Writing by Karen Benke
Write Fantasy Fiction in 5 Simple Steps by Laura Lee McKay
Write Horror Fiction in 5 Simple Steps by Michael Schuman
Write a Romance in 5 Simple Steps by Jeffrey Edwards Peters
Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly by Gail Carson Levine
Interested in Screenwriting?
Intro to Screenwriting [electronic resource] by Sally J. Walker
Now Write! Screenwriting: Exercises by Today’s Best Writers and Teachers by Sherry Ellis with Laurie Lamson
Romantic Screenplays 101 [electronic resource] by Sally J. Walker
Screenplays by Dan Elish (children’s non-fiction)
The Screenwriter’s Handbook 2010 by Barry Turner
Screenwriting: A Practical Guide to Pursuing the Art by Jason Skog (children’s non-fiction)
Screenwriting Secrets in Genre Film by Sally J. Walker
A search for Motion Picture Authorship in the LINKin Catalog brings up 239 items for you. Items will take about a week to arrive at your library.